LGB Heritage Project
Future dates for the diary:
28 June 2013
Your Polari Mission…should you choose to accept it?!
A fantabulosa evening is in store as fresh from their hugely successful show at Queer Contact 2013, the Polari Mission is coming to The LGF!
Artists Jez Dolan and Joseph Richardson want to save the Polari language from extinction and your mission, should choose to accept it, is to come along to this free interactive and fun session to learn more about Polari as well as brush up your linguistic skills!
Get to know yours orbs from your onk and sort the bona from the meese, this experience is not to be missed!
For more information about this, or any other event, email email@example.com
17 August 2013
On the Trail of LGBT History
So you've seen those rainbow mosaics scattered across the city but you don't know what they signify? Why not let The LGF take you on the Manchester LGBT heritage trail and find out?
With the help of local historian Paul Fairweather you will see the city with new eyes and discover more about Manchester's hidden LGBT history as you are guided around the city. Stories will be shared, places of interest pointed out, and the city's LGBT history brought to life. Following the trail, tea and cake will be served at The LGF where you'll be given the opportunity to question Paul further.
The trail itself lasts around an hour and a half and will require walking. Appropriate footwear is advised.
We can't guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that you'll be entertained and informed!
This is a free event made possible by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Space is limited so booking is essential. To secure your place or find out more contact Caroline on 0845 3 30 30 30 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 October 2013
Details coming soon!
17 December 2013
Details coming soon!
Watch this space for details of future events and activities, or contact email@example.com for more information.
The LGF’s ‘Queer Quiz-tory’ Pub Quiz is coming to a venue near you...
Marking National LGBT History Month The LGF will be touring the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester finding out how much you know about lesbian, gay and bisexual history in our ‘Queer Quiz-tory’ Pub Quiz. History lessons were never as fun as this and there’ll be prizes galore as well as answers that will surprise and possibly shock!
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a history buff or simply want to learn more about LGB heritage, why not get a team together?
Full details are on the what’s on section of the website. Keep an eye on this page for details of quizzes to be held in Wigan, Oldham, Bolton and Manchester!
Our previous Heritage Project events
Getting Hitched, Making History
18 February 2012, 7-9pm
Tissues at the ready as we will be screening Tony Osso's award winning short films about same-sex relationships and rainbow families.
These films will entertain, move and provoke.
You will have the opportunity to hear from the filmmaker and a panel of special guests as well as contribute your thoughts and opinions when we open the floor to wider discussion of marriage equality and the dynamics of same-sex relationships across time.
It's free to attend and we will be providing food and refreshments for everyone who comes along so why not join us at this exciting junction in LGB history and throw some confetti on the issue of equal marriage?
23 April 2013
Rainbow City: The Story of Manchester’s Struggle for LGB Equality c. 1950s-1980s
In the second of our heritage events this year, local historian Paul Fairweather delivers a public talk on four decades of Manchester's rich history of LGB political activism as well as social and cultural change.
Covering the 1950s-1980s period, this talk will look at a wide-range of topics including:
- Campaign for legal and social equality in the 1950s and 1960s
- Development of the gay scene and gay community groups in the 1970s
- Manchester City Council work on lesbian and gay equality in the 1980s
- Campaign against Section 28 in the late 1980s
Take pride in how far the LGB community has come in Manchester by attending this event and celebrating the individuals, groups and movements that helped create the city we know today.
This is a free event made through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We will be providing food and refreshments to all attendees.
To RSVP your attendance, or for further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 3 30 30 30.